Ministros de Cristina de Kirchner.


A controversial Argentine law forcing the break-up of media conglomerates was on Tuesday approved by the country’s Supreme Court, a crushing victory for the government of Cristina Kirchner in its long battle with her most vocal press critic.

After four years of legal wrangling, judges ruled that the government can force private media to surrender broadcasting licenses if they exceed strict ownership and audience limits, paving the way for the dismantling of the Clarin empire with which Mrs Kirchner has long sparred. The verdict was hailed as victory for free expression by Kirchner supporters but decried as the death knell for independent journalism by her opponents. [Read the full article]